Young at Brunvoll
Exchange Trip for Brunvoll Apprentices
Since 2002, Brunvoll has offered our Mechanic Apprentices an exchange trip, working together with our agents world wide. We want to create an opportunity for our appentices to expand their knowledge of different cultures, improve their language skills and continue to develop in their own field.
At the end of the apprentice period, Brunvoll apprentices travel to one of our agents world wide. The apprentice accompanies the agent for 1 month, and gets to experience working life in another country and in a different type of field than what they are used to.
"It was finally my turn to go to Portsmouth in early February 2014, and when I arrived all equipment, working gear and living arrangements were already in place. During the working day, I went with the agent to the jobs he had to do. In the evenings, my co-workers took me out for social gatherings. In the weekends I got the possibility to travel and see some more of England. After this trip I feel a lot more confident that I can manage to navigate by myself in foreign countries. By the time I was going back home, my English was so good that people thought I was an Englishman.
The programme is brilliant for us, and I have not heard about any other companies that offer their apprentices this type of opportunity. I am very happy I got the chance to travel and to represent Brunvoll in Portsmouth."
John Olav Bjerkset Moen (23), Mechanics Apprentice, Brunvoll AS